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swim nappy?

Postby mousenose » Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:28 pm

hiya, I havnt taken jake swimming since I srarted in cloth but want to soon but dont want to buy sposies swim nappies. we currently use pockets. what do you use as a swim nappy, is it just to catch poo, if he poo's which he never has in water.. surely the sposies dont absorb the wee and not the water?!

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Re: swim nappy?

Postby SCB » Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:33 pm

Hi,
I use Imse Vimse swim nappies, they are fantastic and hold everything in really well.

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Re: swim nappy?

Postby fluffycabbage » Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:04 pm

we use a splash about happy nappy x

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Re: swim nappy?

Postby Louise » Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:36 pm

A swim nappy is just to catch any poo and is not absorbent at all. You don't need to buy a specific swim nappy - any unstuffed pocket or AI2 will do the job fine. Although if you are having lessons some instructors do insist you use a specific swim nappy.

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Re: swim nappy?

Postby happytails » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:43 pm

Louise wrote:A swim nappy is just to catch any poo and is not absorbent at all. You don't need to buy a specific swim nappy - any unstuffed pocket or AI2 will do the job fine. Although if you are having lessons some instructors do insist you use a specific swim nappy.


Our waterbabies class insisted on only disposable nappies NO cloth ones allowed :evil: i did the first course and never went back, this is one of the reasons why :roll: i already paid £100 for the course do they really think i want to spend £10 on nappies too??? :evil:

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Re: swim nappy?

Postby mousenose » Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:55 pm

Louise wrote:A swim nappy is just to catch any poo and is not absorbent at all. You don't need to buy a specific swim nappy - any unstuffed pocket or AI2 will do the job fine. Although if you are having lessons some instructors do insist you use a specific swim nappy.


Fantastic, I always used to put a disposable under his swimming costume but the actual costume is supposed to be a 'nappy' has elasticated legs etc so will prob do? x

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Re: swim nappy?

Postby lazylexis » Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:06 pm

Our pool insists on 2 nappies or a nappy and plastic pants.we have am imse vimse with a happy swim one on top.

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Re: swim nappy?

Postby purplehearts » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:21 pm

Y'know I really wish I'd read this thread, and knew that swim nappies don't have absorbancy this time last week....
I'd run out of clean nappies, and decided to put Ciaran in a Huggies disposable swim nappies whilst I nipped out to buy nappies.
Needless to say, he did a huge pee, and it *soaked* his clothes, and the buggy :oops: He was literally sitting in a little pool of pee....And I felt like the world's worst mum!

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Re: swim nappy?

Postby Little Pants » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:14 am

I'm a baby swim specialist teacher, but have remained totally independent, as I do not agree with most of the swim chains policies or charges!

Urine is sterile when passed, and neutralised on contact with chlorine, so it's not a problem in a swimming pool. You just need something to contain anything solid.

Most, if not all, of the big baby swim chains insist on double nappies, and disposables underneath. This is solely to boost their profits, as most people will buy them from the swim chain. These swim chains have built up this belief that double swim nappies are necessary, and required. They are not, and I have yet to find a pool which insists on it, or indeed could even see whether your child has a double swim nappy on, or whether it is a disposable or a washable underneath the swimming costume!

I'm not saying there definitely aren't any pools which insist on it, but I have taught in a lot of pools in several different areas and have yet to find one which does, if you actually ask at the desk!

Anyway, to get off my wagon, yes either use an unstuffed pocket, or if you want to buy a swim nappy, the ones I recommend are the Popolini/Motherease ones. Definitely DON'T get a pull up washable swim nappy - if by any chance it is used as required(!!!!) you will have a lovely mess getting t off a wet baby, especially as you will be wet yourself!

That's my rant over! LOL

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